China’s vast export engine unexpectedly kicked into higher gear in September, producing a record trade surplus with the United States that could exacerbate the already-heated dispute between Beijing and Washington.
Eight Dutch institutional investors, with combined assets of €725 billion, have launched the Platform Living Wage Financials initiative campaigning for fair wages in the textile sector in the developing world.
Denim trade show Kingpins will be kicking off its next edition with a transformers summit on 23 October, followed by the Kingpins Amsterdam show on 24 and 25 October, highlighting the latest denim innovations.
Dolly Jones, former content & strategy director of Condé Nast and British Vogue editor, has joined Eco-Age as chief content officer following the relaunch of the company’s website as a digital platform.
Dutch knitting festival Nederlandse Breidagen kicks off on 19 October in Zwolle. This year, the two-day event will host 90 international exhibitors and will be home to workshops, master classes and book launches.
ASVOFF, the annual fashion film festival, will stage its 10th edition in Paris this coming weekend, with a new special category of award called Global Champions - a novel move as the celebrated event returns to France.
After 30 days of shows that began on the Bund in Shanghai with Tommy Hilfiger and ended in Paris in the Louvre with Louis Vuitton, we rate the 12 most beautiful and influential shows of the international season.
Looks like Nicolas Ghesquière may, finally, be about to open his own fashion label. Though perhaps not next season. This weekend on French TV, he suggested creating his own brand was “much closer to reality.”
The European Union is considering trade sanctions on Myanmar over the Rohingya crisis, potentially stripping the country of tariff-free access to the world’s largest trading bloc, three EU officials said.